Chikashshaat Hoochkoshkomo (Chickasaws are playing) Stickball Camp

Chickasaw Nation Residents, Chickasaws At‑large

This day camp teaches the history of stickball and how to play this traditional First American game. Youth will also learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, rotating between stickball and lacrosse drills and participating in exhibition games.

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  • Ages 8-18, or through high school
  • Chickasaw preference
You Provide
  • Chickasaw citizenship card or CDIB, if applicable
  • Completed application
For information regarding application process, contact us.


(580) 272-5716


Jul 25, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024

multi-day event

Program Details

Kapochcha' to'li', or stickball, also known as “little brother of war,” has been handed down from generation to generation and was historically played to settle conflicts over land and politics between First American tribes. Recorded accounts of stickball date back to the early 18th century.

Chickasaws still play this game today, whether it is for fun at a festival or celebration, or for competition at games and tournaments. These games are a great way of providing cultural enrichment while keeping stickball alive within the Chickasaw Nation.

Other Information
  • Transportation is provided.